Erini (Greece/USA)

Erini (Greece/USA)

Erini by Ally Shmaling

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Erini assimilated her passion for Greek-Anatolian music while growing up in Crete, introduced to the traditions by her mother, a descendant of Greek refugees displaced from Anatolia in the 1920s. Now herself a part of the greater Greek diaspora, she is based in New York, where she went to gain her master’s degree at Berklee College of Music. After a three-year tour as part of the Cirque du Soleil production, Kurios, and participating as vocalist on Danilo Perez's Grammy-nominated album, Crisálida, she delved back into her roots with her first single, ‘Korasion Etragoudage’, a Greek traditional song from Anatolia with solo cello accompaniment that garnered over a million views on Facebook, setting her solo career in motion with the formation of her own ensemble and a sold out New York concert debut in June this year.